Vallis First School 'A safe and happy school where children can be the best they can be!'

Welcome from the Headteacher

Welcome to the website for Vallis First School. I feel very privileged to be leading this amazing school in the beautiful market town of Frome. I started as Headteacher in September 2019 and I am very proud of the happy, safe and purposeful atmosphere in the school that is created by our dedicated and skilled staff team and the great learning attitudes of our children. The school feels like a large family and the strong nurturing and inclusive environment ensures that all our children achieve to the very best of their abilities.

There is a lot of information on our website, but if there are any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to telephone or come in as we will be very happy to help. If you are looking for a school for your child, I would be very pleased to show you around our school so you can see and experience for yourself the unique Vallis First School.

Nick Firkins (Headteacher)

Statement of ethos and values

The Curriculum we offer to children at Vallis First School is intended to develop the whole child; socially, emotionally, physically, spiritually and intellectually and to provide the basic skills needed for life and work.  We aim to develop enquiring minds and a spirit of curiosity and the skills to work independently and as a team.  In particular the curriculum seeks:

  • to help pupils gain respect for moral and religious values as well as developing  an acceptance and understanding of other races, religions and ways of life.
  • to encourage the children to widen their use of language, both written and spoken.
  • to help pupils to develop their mathematical skills and to apply those effectively.
  • to develop an interest in science, technology and the natural world.
  • to encourage children to express themselves through music, drama, a variety of arts and crafts and develop the necessary skills in these areas.
  • to impart to children an understanding of history and geography and of the environment in which they live.
  • to help children develop physical co-ordination and confidence.
  • to teach children a sense of responsibility for themselves and their community, our nation, the environment and value and respect for each other.
  • to encourage children’s awareness of how to value and care for themselves and live a healthy lifestyle.

Notifications for Parents/Carers

On Thursday 17th October we will be having school photographs taken.  If you would like your child’s photo taken with their older or younger sibling/s please go to the School Hall between 8.30-9am.